Namibia REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA



Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. intellectual property attorneys specialize in patent applications, PCT applications, patent searches and patent renewals in most African countries including Namibia.

PATENT PROTECTION

Applications
Patent applications to be filed with the Namibia Patent and Trademark Office.

Application Requirements
Patent for Invention
Full name, street address and description of the inventor
Power of Attorney
Specification, claims and abstract in English
Formal drawings
Assignment of Priority Rights
Priority document with a verified English translation

Regional Phase PCT
Full name, street address and description of the inventor
Power of Attorney
Specification, claims and abstract in English
Formal drawings
Assignment of Priority Rights
Copy of International Publication
Copy of International Search Report
Copy of International Preliminary Report on Patentability
*English translation required

Patent Requirements
New and unique

Invention Requirements
Susceptible to industrial application.
Involve an inventive step.

Protection Duration
Non-PCT applications - 14 years from the filing date.
PCT national phase applications - 20 years from the filing date of the PCT International application.

Patent Renewals
3rd, 7th and 10th anniversary of the filing date.

PATENT LICENSING

The patent owner (licensor) grants another party (licensee) permission or authorization to use the patented invention. This is an agreement between the two parties and may require the licensee to pay the patent owner (licensor) royalties.

PATENT OFFICE

CONTACT US

Tel:
+27 12 349 7800

E-mail:
enquiries@svw.co.za

Physical Address
Block A
Apex Corporate Park
Quintin Brand Street
Persequor Technopark
Meiring Naudé Avenue
Pretoria
0184
South Africa

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Smit & Van Wyk. Inc. | Apex Corporate Park, Persequor Technopark, Pretoria, South Africa | Tel: +27 12 349 7800 | E-mail: enquiries@svw.co.za